Joachim Howard

Managing Director

Joachim founded Ocean Alliance when he relocated to Sydney after gaining extensive experience with the international superyacht industry.

His roles were involved in the operation and management of both private and chartered superyachts in regions covering the globe.

After relocating to Sydney in 2006 following many years working in the industry abroad he was involved with the Australian agency for several key European shipyards.

He frequently returned to international boat shows & conferences while managing client’s new construction yachts and overseeing their delivery and management in Australia & Europe.

The Ocean Alliance charter division was established in 2011 after identifying an industry shortfall of local and international experience.

His drive was a key interest in the development of the Australian charter market and the experienced representation and marketing of international charter destinations.

Joachim’s extensive experience in the industry allows him to assist clients in all aspects of a superyacht experience including charter brokerage, charter management, yacht brokerage, new construction, operational guidance, commercial structures and superyacht marketing. His attention to detail and unwavering client focused approach is the foundation of Ocean Alliance.

Call Jo on +61 (0) 405 767 869 or email

Joachim is a MYBA Individual Member.

Laurie Foulon

Charter Experience Manager

Born and raised in the South of France, Laurie was a Charter Manager with the prestigious Burgess Yachts in Monaco before her appointment with Ocean Alliance.

Joining Ocean Alliance in December 2014, she expertly worked with an international fleet of high-end charter yachts ranging from 35 to 80 metres in length, and is familiar with cruising grounds stretching from the Mediterranean and Caribbean to the South Pacific.

Her yachting experience was launched at OceanStyle by Burgess in 2010, followed by a year in Sydney working within the domestic charter market.

Personal circumstances have brought her back and she was delighted to be dropping anchor once again in Sydney!

Laurie’s expertise in International Charter Management & Marketing together with her eye for detail and experience with high-profile yacht Owners are invaluable assets to the Australian and International charter markets.

She takes great pride in sharing her skills to raise Australians’ enjoyment on superyachts to a new level.

Laurie is a native French speaker and is also fluent in Italian.

She looks forward to creating your unique experience onboard the Ocean Alliance fleet.

Call Laurie on +61 (0) 424 599 889 or email

Laurie is a MYBA Individual Member.